How religious and spiritual beliefs explain prolonged grief disorder symptoms
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Death Studies, on 04/10/2018 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com//10.1080/07481187.2018.1469054
This study investigated the importance of religious and spiritual beliefs in daily life in explaining prolonged grief disorder (PGD) symptomatology. Participants were 588 bereaved adults who completed a questionnaire. The importance of spiritual beliefs in daily life explained a small to medium, significant 3% of variance in PGD symptoms, but religious beliefs in daily life did not. Individuals who placed moderate importance on spiritual beliefs in their daily life may experience more intense grief.
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